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Aarons, Victoria

Overview
Works: 18 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 4,498 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victoria Aarons
The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction by Victoria Aarons( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, and Julie Orringer. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora's second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world--including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging."--Publisher's description
Third-generation Holocaust representation : trauma, history, and memory by Victoria Aarons( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish?gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorus of post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of these writers, this bold new work examines those structures, ironies, disjunctions, and tensions that produce a literature lamenting loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of?postmemory?; the intergenerational transmission of trauma; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; generational dislocation and anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and alienation; the imaginative reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation
Bernard Malamud : a centennial tribute by Victoria Aarons( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A measure of memory : storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction by Victoria Aarons( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Measure of Memory explores the importance of storytelling in articulating the vicissitudes of individual and communal identity in twentieth-century American Jewish fiction. Focusing primarily on the short story and on major figures such as Sholom Aleichem, Delmore Schwartz, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, J. D. Salinger, and Art Spiegelman, Victoria Aarons examines the characteristically self-reflexive narratives of Jewish literature, ranging from Hebrew scripture, the Jewish Enlightenment, and Yiddish literature to the postmodernism of Grace Paley and the feminism of Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Francine Prose, and Leslea Newman. Aarons demonstrates how, in telling their personal histories, characters in American Jewish fiction bear witness to the survival - if only in memory - of a community. Their stories speak to a shared defeat and achievement and thus to a shared but evolving cultural ethos
What happened to Abraham? : reinventing the covenant in American Jewish fiction by Victoria Aarons( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction examines the ways in which contemporary American Jewish writers reinvent and reconfigure stories of the Hebraic covenant as a way of conceiving, negotiating, and redefining Jewish identity in America. In attempting to locate a place for Jewish identity at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, American Jewish writers look to an imaginary "memory" to reengage a defining, central Jewish history that has, post-World War II, become diluted in American culture."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Saul Bellow( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saul Bellow is one of the most influential figures in 20th century American Literature. Bellow's work explores the most important cultural and social experiences of his era: the impact of the Holocaust, the urban experience of European immigrants from a Jewish perspective, the fraught failures of the Vietnam War, the ideological seduction of Marxism and Modernism, and changing attitudes between gender and race. This Companion demonstrates the complexity of this formative writer by emphasizing the ways in which Bellow's works speak to the changing conditions of American identity and culture from the post war period to the turn of the 21st century"--
Third-generation Holocaust narratives : memory in memoir and fiction( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new essays examines third-generation Holocaust narratives and the inter-generational transmission of trauma and memory. This collection demonstrates the ways in which memory of the Holocaust has been passed along inter-generationally from survivors to the second-generation--the children of survivors--to a contemporary generation of grandchildren of survivors--those writers who have come of literary age at a time that will mark the end of direct survivor testimony. This collection, in drawing upon a variety of approaches and perspectives, suggests the rich and fluid range of expression through which stories of the Holocaust are transmitted to and by the third generation, who have taken on the task of bearing witness to the enormity of the Holocaust and the ways in which this pronounced event has shaped the lives of the descendants of those who experienced the trauma first-hand. The essays collected--essays written by renowned scholars in Holocaust literature, philosophy, history, and religion as well as by third-generation writers--show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century, gaining increased momentum as a third generation of writers has added to the growing corpus of Holocaust literature. Here we find a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. The third-generation writers, in writing against a contemporary landscape of post-apocalyptic apprehension and anxiety, capture and penetrate the growing sense of loss and the fear of the failure of memory. Their novels, short stories, and memoirs carry the Holocaust into the twenty-first century and suggest the future of Holocaust writing for extended generations. --
Author as character in the works of Sholom Aleichem by Victoria Aarons( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and ethics : historical and theoretical perspectives( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in Jewish American and Holocaust literatures : reading and teaching by Holli Levitsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to read, and to teach, Jewish American and Holocaust literatures in the early decades of the twenty-first century? New directions and new forms of expression have emerged, both in the invention of narratives and in the methodologies and discursive approaches taken toward these texts. The premise of this book is that despite moving further away in time, the Holocaust continues to shape and inform contemporary Jewish American writing. Divided into analytical and pedagogical sections, the chapters present a range of possibilities for thinking about these literatures. Contributors address such genres as biography, the graphic novel, alternate history, midrash, poetry, and third-generation and hidden-child Holocaust narratives. Both canonical and contemporary authors are covered, including Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Anne Frank, Dara Horn, Joe Kupert, Philip Roth, and William Styron"--
The new Jewish American literary studies( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The newly defined field of Jewish American literary studies (and thus the title of this volume) responds to this changing demographic and dynamic and is perhaps best thought of as so named for the pragmatic purposes of bringing together a body of texts that might be called 'Jewish.' Such a defining principle of Jewish American literature, as Miron proposes, should not be understood as fixed"--
Audience and intention in the works of Sholom Aleichem by Victoria Aarons( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust graphic narratives : generation, trauma, and memory by Victoria Aarons( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holocaust Graphic Narratives examines Holocaust graphic novels and memoirs, analyzing the genre as one that enables intergenerational transmission of trauma and memory. Here, the graphic novel becomes a medium uniquely positioned to create a sense of felt immediacy, urgency, and authenticity at the intersection of history and the imagination"--
Jewish studies : are they ethnic? by Howard Adelman( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The new Cambridge companion to Saul Bellow by Victoria Aarons( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The outsider within : women in contemporary Jewish-American fiction by Victoria Aarons( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction by Project Muse( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The outsider within : women in contemporary Jewish-American fiction by Victoria Aarons( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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What happened to Abraham? : reinventing the covenant in American Jewish fiction
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Author as character in the works of Sholom Aleichem
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